RDF & Semantic web: what do we do about that?

"The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a family of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications  originally designed as a metadata data model. It has come to be used as a general method for conceptual description or modeling of information that is implemented in web resources, using a variety of syntax notations and data serialization formats."  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_Description_Framework

"The Semantic Web is a collaborative movement led by the international standards body, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The standard promotes common data formats on the World Wide Web. By encouraging the inclusion of semantic content in web pages, the Semantic Web aims at converting the current web, dominated by unstructured and semi-structured documents into a "web of data". The Semantic Web stack builds on the W3C's Resource Description Framework (RDF)."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_Web

Through our research collaboration with the Evicare project in Norway (Laura Slaughter and Trond Elde), we are exploring the possible uses of rdf and semantic web for Guideline databases and it's connection to other knowledge resources. This effort needs to be a collaborative effort, and we are collaborating with other parties like Cochrane, Epistemonikos and EBMeDS.
As this technology is pretty new, we need to find out more about possible uses and benefits, to better know what to recommend for other developers of various knowledge repositories to concentrate on.
We welcome any research partner wanting to contribute.

Here is a SPARQL endpoint for the Magic database, set up by Laura Slaughter:  http://dydra.com/laura/guidelines . 
There are some pre-saved searches. The database might contain copyrighted material, so be aware, All Rights Reserved.

If you need more information or want to join this work, contact Laura: laura.slaughter@gmail.com directly, or Linn: brandtlinn@gmail.com

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